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Communism in the Soviet Union

Work itself became the core philosophy behind achieving the Soviet’s goals, no matter the cost, as it seemed. Many people were forced to move to the cities and work in industrial factories, and massive labor camps, or gulags, were the sites of coal mining and timber production. Because more people had been moved to the cities, much higher food production was required. The peasant agricultural population was forced to produce higher food levels than they were normally capable of, and shared communal lands were transformed into collective farms, with any and all food produced now owned by the state.